Georgian president's party to elect presidential candidate through primaries
Georgia, Tbilisi, June 17 / Trend. Trend N.Kirtzkhalia /
The party of Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili "United National Movement" will determine its presidential candidate through primaries, parliamentary minority leader David Bakradze said after the meeting of leaders of the National Movement Party on Monday, which was attended by the President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili.
Despite the arrest of Secretary General of UNM Vano Merabishvili, the party intends to prove that it is united and can manifest democratic principles and choose candidate for the presidency through primaries, not through appointment, Bakradze said.
He stressed that several leaders of party will attend in the primaries and they will hold meetings in several regions of Georgia. All party members and the public can choose candidate of the United National Movement.
During the week it will be determined participants of primaries those will take part in the public debate on all topics, Bakradze said.
"It is an open and democratic process," he said.